My Romantic Some Recipe
마이 로맨틱 썸 레시피
KTH Web Drama (2016) 6 Short Episodes
Fantasy Romance, Grade: B
Korean Drama Review by Jill, USA
Yet another sweet, short, and
fun Korean web drama to watch, while you wait a week for
the next episodes of your longer current favorites to be
broadcast, My Romantic Some Recipe (2016) starts
out with a heroine who is easy to get on your nerves
because she seems so peculiar, so flighty, so silly, but
soon enough in the story she mellows, grows up, and
suddenly you find that you are 100% in her corner as she
searches for her one true love. The actress Joo Da Young
was perfect for this role -- very pretty, too!
First male lead was Cha Eun Woo (Revenge
Note) who is a boy idol with the group
Astro. He did well in this short drama, too.
We are introduced in a funny way to a girl named Mi Nyeo
Young) who is a college student living on her
own, and working in a cafe part-time to pay her bills.
She has never dated anyone and is rather a misfit and a
loner. She longs to have a boyfriend, but knows nothing
about how to acquire one. She has a crush on a good
looking boy who often eats lunch at the cafe, named Kang
Jun (Ahn Ji Hoon), and she tries to flirt with him, but
without any success. Another part time worker girl also
tries to get him to notice her, but he doesn't express
an interest in her either, mainly because it's obvious
she already has her own boyfriend, one who is constantly
following her around.
Outside of the cafe stands a
giant cardboard cutout of Astro boy idol Cha Eun Woo. We
are to suppose that he is a favorite of the cafe owner.
One night the depressed Mi Nyeo gets drunk and brings
the cutout of Eun Woo to her apartment, and at first she
uses it as a weird dance partner, but eventually, as she
cries herself to sleep, and a single tear drops on the
Eun Woo cutout, we discover that the real Eun Woo has
magically emerged from the cutout! When he comes out of
the cutout it is only plain white: his image is gone.
Dreaming In The Cafe's Window,
When Mi Nyeo wakes up the next morning
she sees Eun Woo in her kitchen making some porridge for
himself, and she screams. He doesn't even blink twice
and tries to lecture her on her spartan lifestyle and diet.
Guessing correctly that she doesn't know how to cook, he
writes up recipes for her and leaves them taped to items
inside her kitchen cabinets. Eun Woo doesn't even seem
concerned that he emerged from a cardboard cutout -- we
are to learn later that he thinks it's all a dream.
But Who Is She Dreaming Of Here?
Kang Jun or Eun Woo?
As Eun Woo and Mi Nyeo become friends and confidants she
seems to grow less interested in the boy who keeps
visiting the cafe. Eun Woo teaches her how to act and
what to say in order to grab his attention, but this
time in cool ways. She takes his lessons to heart and
soon sees some success, but in the end will she still
want the man who rejected her constantly, or the cool
boy idol who has become her loyal friend?
Then one day when Mi Nyeo and Eun Woo
go to a park, and lay down in the grass to get some
sunshine, her landlady back at the apartment finds the
white cutout, thinks it's something that should be
ripped apart because it's just garbage taking up space
for no good reason, and she promptly tears it in two.
Back in the park, while Mi Nyeo had
gone temporarily to get some snacks, Eun Woo begins
disappearing on the grass. When she comes back he's
totally gone. She is heartbroken. After a few weeks the
boy at the cafe whom she was originally interested in
asks her out, but she says, "Sorry, no, I'm in love with
somebody else." Now here is a girl who finally knows her
own mind, but she can't do anything to get back together
with the man she loves. Then a coincidence on the street
causes Mi Nyeo to spot the REAL boy idol Eun Woo
emerging from a building, surrounded by screaming girl
fans. Will he remember Mi Nyeo, or was it all just a
forgotten dream to him?
Altogether the six episodes are about an hour long, so
you can easily watch this one in one evening. Enjoy.